Wednesday, 15 April 2015

How to Replace a Splash Guard Backing Plate

Splash Guard Backing Plate Replacement

Safety Tip:
Always wear safety glasses when working on your vehicle. Wear other personal protective equipment (PPE) when necessary, for example latex gloves or closed toe shoes.

Make sure the vehicle is parked on a solid level surface to ensure that it does not roll or lean when raised.
Use a jack to raise the front of the vehicle.
Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working.
Turn the wheel to the left or right to gain full access to the splash guard backing plate.
Inspect the guard/plate for cracks that could cause vibration and noise or bending that could rub on moving parts and cause noise.
Remove the guard/plate by loosening the mounting bolts on the back of the hub.
Replace with the new splash guard/plate.
Tighten the mounting bolts to secure the splash guard/plate in place. Torque the bolts to the manufacturer's specification.
Road test the vehicle to verify repairs.

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